A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.The book was written at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past as well as new customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas trees. Carol singing took a new lease of life during this time. Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.A Christmas Carol remains popular—having never been out of print—and has been adapted many times to film, stage, opera, and other media.
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In the 19th century, one of the most influential novels written by the famous English writer Charles Dickens. Glen is members of congress, the so-called "educator", he has advocated a suppression of human nature education way and complacent, wealthy pound bei is acting the self-made winners, they share common values - that is to utilitarianism as a principle of life, together, and control the town's economic system and education institutions. Based on "down-to-earth" mode of education and the principle of "practical" value of life and his thought daughter Louise finally forced to marry older his thirties pound, and Tom became a debauchery prodigal son. Is also precisely because "realistically" utilitarianism life principle, pound to bragging about their self-made man, unexpectedly abandoned at birth mother, pretend to orphans, eventually the miracle is that fate.
In his "Ghostly little book," Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world’s most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism.
Set in Victorian London, this is a tale of a spirited young innocent's unwilling but inevitable recruitment into a scabrous gang of thieves. Masterminded by the loathsome Fagin, the underworld crew features some of Dickens' most memorable characters, including the vicious Bill Sikes, gentle Nancy, and the juvenile pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger.
David Copperfield is the story of a young man’s adventures on his journey from an unhappy & impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; & the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature’s great comic creations.In David Copperfield—the novel he described as his “favorite child”—Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant & enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy & comedy in equal measure.
Oliver Twist, de son titre complet en anglais : Oliver Twist, or, The Parish Boy's Progress, l'un des romans les plus universellement connus de Charles Dickens, a été publié en trente-deux feuilletons
How is this book unique?Unabridged (100% Original content)Formatted for e-readerFont adjustments & biography includedIllustratedAbout A Child's History of England By Charles DickensA Child's History of England is a book by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in Household Words, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853. Dickens also published the work in book form in three volumes: the first volume on December 20, 1851; the second, December 25, 1852; and the third, December 24, 1853. Although the volumes were published in December, each was postdated the following year. They bore the titles:Volume I. – England from the Ancient Times, to the Death of King John (1852)Volume II. – England from the Reign of Henry the Third, to the Reign of Richard the Third (1853)Volume III. – England from the Reign of Henry the Seventh to the Revolution of 1688 (1854)Dickens dedicated the book to "My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject". The history covered the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarising events from then until the accession of Queen Victoria.A Child's History was included in the curricula of British School children well into the 20th century, with successive editions published from 1851 to World War II.
In his Ghostly little book, Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world's most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism.
Little Dorrit is a novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in serial form between 1855 and 1857. It satirises the shortcomings of both government and society, including the institution of debtors' prisons, where debtors were imprisoned, unable to work, until they repaid their debts. The prison in this case is the Marshalsea, where Dickens's own father had been imprisoned. Dickens is also critical of the lack of a social safety net, the treatment and safety of industrial workers, as well the bureaucracy of the British Treasury, in the form of his fictional "Circumlocution Office". In addition he satirises the stratification of society that results from the British class system.BONUS :• Little Dorrit Audiobook.• 12 Illustrations about Charles Dickens• The 49 Best Charles Dickens Quotes
A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:A Christmas Inspiration and Other Stories (Lucy Maud Montgomery)Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing)A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain)A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott)The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry)The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe)The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf)Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson)The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford)Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott)Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum)The Twelve Days of ChristmasSilent NightWhere Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy)Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson)Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley)Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett)Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope)Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery)Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown)Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling)The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton)Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne)The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin)Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin)The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton)Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison)Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie)The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum)The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown)The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge)The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky)At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald)Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs)Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells)The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke)The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)…
Charles Dickens: Klein Dorrit. Die Armut. Der Reichtum. Beide Bände in einem BuchEntstanden 1855-1857. Hier in einer Übersetzung von Carl Kolb, Gutenberg-Verlag, Hamburg, 1927.Neuausgabe.Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth.Berlin 2016.Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Edgar Degas, Kopf einer jungen Frau, 1867.Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 10.8 pt.
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チャールズ・ディケンズの名作「A Christmas Carol」の新訳＆全訳です。 ケチで気難しく、人づきあいも嫌いな商人スクルージ。でも7年前に死んだ長年の共同経営者マーレイが、あるクリスマス・イヴに現れます。そしてマーレイの予告に従って、3人の精霊がスクルージの元を訪れることになります。三人と一緒に過去、現在、未来を見るうちに、スクルージの心に変化が訪れ……。スクルージの心の開放を描いた、美しくも温かいクリスマス物語です。 ソロモン・アイティンジのモノクロ挿絵を29点収録。
One might not necessarily think of Dickens as a mystery writer, but detectives and criminals do figure into much of his work. This...gathers a dozen of his stories featuring cops of one kind or another
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The Child's Storyby Charles DickensFiction Short Stories
Ein Märchen von Glocken, die ein altes Jahr aus- und ein neues Jahr einläutenIllustrierte Ausgabe Der arme Dienstbote Toby Veck lebt mit seiner Tochter Meg in London. Am Silvesterabend gesteht Meg ihrem Vater, den Tischler Richard Johnson heiraten zu wollen. Doch Armenrichter Alderman Cute malt Meg in düstersten Farben ihre Zukunft aus - in noch größerer Armut, mit zwei, drei Kindern und einem arbeitslosen, dem Alkohol ergebenen Mann. In der Silvesternacht wird Toby vom Glockenklang in den Glockenturm gelockt. Dort begegnet er Geistern, Elfen und Kobolden - und bekommt erschreckende Visionen, die die Prophezeiungen des Armenrichters zu bestätigen scheinen ...
The Haunted Houseby Charles DickensVirginia Woolf's intention to publish her short stories is carried out in this volume, posthumously collected by her husband, Leonard Woolf. Containing six of eight stories from Monday or Tuesday, seven that appeared in magazines, and five other stories, the book makes available Virginia Woolf's shorter works of fiction.